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We are a family of fifteen: eight already with Jesus and seven in desperate need of Him. This is the story God is writing in our lives. Proverbs 16:9

Saturday, October 13, 2007


It seems that I prefer advice is coming from me rather than coming to me. This is a realization I feel is creeping up on me once again as Micah and I consider where to go from here. I know you will recall the previous post about moving and changes. Lovely wasn't it. When others have been faced with the inevitable "fork in the road", I have been granted salty words bidding them, "Stay vulnerable to God's will. Seek Him with all your heart and He will make your paths straight. His way is better and more fulfilling for you than anything you could ever imagine for yourself." I know I haven't always practiced what I've preached (not formally of course). Micah and I were testing God's will for us in NC- and I mean really testing, planning, hoping, etc. and praying about it . So far, we haven't moved an inch. In fact, Micah says in some ways it seems as if we are moving backward:) This has been somewhat shocking. Through it all though, I am finding that there is peace in vulnerability and patience in not planning. My advice to others has proved true. Today, our place seems to be right here.

It is true that God's way is perfect and ours is not only far more uneducated than His but lacks any allowance for trials and testing. I think I'd choose comfort over holiness more often than I'd care to admit. But in this time, much grace is being given to me- to us all- as we wait.

There is a dear friend of mine that shared a verse with me that is so appropriate for this time as well as for anytime~ It has become my beacon:

"We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you." 2 Chronicles 20:12

I invite you all to wait with us. Seek the Lord with us. Pray whatever you like- NC, KY, LA, or where ever! But after that, pray He will keep us in His will and that our eyes will not turn from Him.